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Meet My 1965 Super Reverb—The Greatest Amp I've Ever Played

February 21, 2021
Our columnist shares a love story about his longtime passion for the 1965 heavyweight that’s his No. 1.
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S.G. Goodman’s New American Gothic

February 18, 2021
The Kentuckian singer-songwriter creates her own vision of the rural South in Old Time Feeling, with reverb-drenched guitars, bare-boned arrangements, and an intimate, haunting vocal style that ties the past and present.
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Rig Rundown: Teenage Wrist

February 17, 2021
Ensconced in chorus, Marshall Gallagher blends his Fenders with British bullies to create a cocktail that is equal parts jangly pop, shimmery shoegaze, and beefy grunge.
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Rig Rundown: God Is an Astronaut [2021]

February 10, 2021
See the transformation from digital efficiency to a sprawling setup for Ghost Tapes #10 that now includes Gretsches, Jazzmasters, traditional tube heads, and more stomps than a store.
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Fender American Professional II Stratocaster: The Premier Guitar Review

February 4, 2021
The most successful electric guitar of all time evolves subtly, but substantially.
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Rig Rundown: Molly Miller

February 3, 2021
Whether backing Jason Mraz or fronting her trio, she just needs a 335, a Princeton Reverb, and a plane-ready pedalboard to make the world a groovier place.
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Derek Day: Way Further Than Above and Beyond

February 1, 2021
Ambitious, hot-wired, and frying the fretboard, the breakout artist discusses songwriting, tone, honesty, and ambition. His collaborator and mentor Vernon Reid joins in.
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Loud, Fat, and Flat-Out Awesome

January 25, 2021
How Indigenous’ Mato Nanji gets roaring Hendrix-inspired tones from his Fender 75s.
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Nels Cline Calls Shotgun

January 22, 2021
The Jazzmaster blaster strips down his gear to play a supporting role on the new album by his Singers, Share the Wealth, focusing on looping, sound making, and harmony on the fly.
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Rig Rundown: Tori Ruffin

January 20, 2021
Morris Day and the Time’s lead axeman gets funky with Prince-influenced Schecters, JCM900s, and stomps that range from simple to sophisticated.
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What Really Makes an Instrument a Best Friend?

January 20, 2021
The difference between a good guitar and a great guitar is subjective, but it goes way beyond tone and aesthetics.
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Fender Trapper Bass Distortion: The Premier Guitar Review

January 18, 2021
Separate, stackable custom-voiced circuits make a strong and crunchy case for two being better than one.
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Ultra-Flexible Wiring for Your Duo-Sonic

January 15, 2021
Four rad add-ons and a whopping six pickup combinations for the Fender offset.
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Fender Announces the 75th Anniversary Series, Noventa Models, and More

January 14, 2021
The Noventa series features MP-90 pickups, 21 medium jumbo frets, and 9.5” radius fretboards.
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Rig Rundown: Panic! at the Disco’s Nicole Row

January 13, 2021
Funky custom Js and punchy Ps help this low-end maven earn gigs and nail tones from Motown to Miley and all points in between.
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Fender Unveils New Signature Models from Mike McCready, Jason Isbell, Chrissie Hynde, and More

January 12, 2021
McCready's signature Strat will be limited to only 60 pieces and was patterned after his original '60 model.
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Finding Perfect Tones in Imperfect Amps

January 5, 2021
Your signature Fender sound could be just a tweak or twist away.
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Thurston Moore’s Anthems for the New World

December 31, 2020
The new album By the Fire, featuring Moore’s 6-string "secret weapon" James Sedwards, unleashes a psychedelic blast of Jazzmaster-fueled positivity.
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Top 10 First Looks 2020

Top 10 First Looks of 2020

December 30, 2020
A shit year didn't mean shit gear—here's our most-popular gear demos featuring fresh pieces from Epiphone, Fender, Suhr, EHX, MXR, and others.
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Hooked: Marty Friedman on Black Sabbath's "Into the Void"

December 29, 2020
The former Megadeth lead guitarist and shredmeister remembers being dumbstruck by Tony Iommi's imposing sound.
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